The best way to choose a pediatrician is to schedule a free prenatal consultation. During this 60-minute in-person meeting, you’ll be able to sit down with Dr. Gilgoff to discuss his philosophies on what to expect in the hospital, how to prepare for your newborn, your baby's first days, breastfeeding/feeding schedules, jaundice, germ avoidance, antibiotics, immunizations, office protocol, emergencies, communication, and anything else that comes to mind!
Having a newborn is absolutlely the most exciting and rewarding endeavor! And what better community to raise a child than here in Brooklyn! But nowadays you can get completely stressed out, or even overwhelmed by all the advice out there! Let's go over together how to view these first few weeks, as well as a lot of "what if's". You never want to think about your little one getting sick, but you want to be in good experienced hands for that first fever or scary looking rash. I have workied with children since 1986, and have been a Pediatrician since 1996. I look forward to meeting your family!
Hugh Gilgoff, MD is a board-certified pediatrician at Mount Sinai Doctors, seeing patients Monday through Saturday in Brooklyn Heights. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. After majoring in Biological Basis of Behavior at University of Pennsylvania, he was awarded his medical degree from University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine and completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Mount Sinai Hospital. He has a particular interest in newborn care, asthma, and development. He lives in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn with his wife, Christine, and their daughters Halle and Lia. Dr. Gilgoff is fluent in Spanish.